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speaker john boehner have it right when they say president obama has ownership of the sequestration cuts. >>> so where is everyone? this past weekend president obama was vacationing in flo florida. meanwhile, congress has left for for a weeklong forecast. >> march 1st is the deadline for sequestration, the automatic cuts that will put a heavy burden on our military. >> leon pa nnetta warned congre that failure to address the issue could lead to furloughs for 800,000 defense workers. in tonight's reality check sam brock tries to figure out who is responsible for these impending cuts. >> a lot of finger pointing, raj. wouldn't it be nice if elected officials did what they were elected to do? that's neither here nor there. leon pa nnetta's announcement oy brought more dialogue for sequestrati sequestration. what dialogue? lawmakers have given up on a solution and they're worried about who is to blame at this point. speaker john boehner and marco rubio point to president obama but there are major holes in that accusation. >> i see the threat of the furlough as very credible. i happen to be a
more in a live report in a bit. >>> searching for a contraception compromise. the obama administration's new proposal. >>> one last good-bye. hillary clinton bids farewell to her state department staffers, but her departure was overshadowed by another deadly u.s. embassy attack. the latest in "world tonight" next. >>> the biggest party in new orleans. >> thousands of others tonight, time to ramp up the party, get that moment in the international spotlight. laurence scott with a look at all the chaos and everybody wants their own 15 minutes of fame, too. >> reporter: so much is going on. we're hearing from the legends, that deer antler spray, we're trying to understand with ray lewis. confusing. when you get down to it, the families are having a good time. people are talking. people are arriving. it's a big scene. it's a circus. they're getting ready for this thing. take a look. >> arguably the best wide receiver in nfl history -- >> reporter: jerry wise has seen his fair share of super bowl glory. m rice is one of many former niners on the scene sharing their thoughts on life in the sp
join us in our "world tonight." >>> jay carney defends the memo saying president obama takes seriously his responsibility to protect the u.s. from al qaeda terrorists. the 16-page document uncovered by nbc news revealed the justice department approved the use of unmanned drone strikes on suspected terrorists even if they are u.s. citizens and if there's an imminent threat. one example the 2011 air strike in yemen which killed two suspects both u.s. citizens. today senator dianne feinstein demanded more details of that report. critics also spoke out today saying drone strikes kill innocent civilians. secret of the cia reveal the most complete report yet of covert operations when it comes to detaining terror suspects. today's report said 54 countries including afghanistan, syria and pakistan have helped the u.s. since the 9/11 attack. some of the countries provided intelligence or aided in the capture transport or detention of terror suspects. president obama will make his first trip to israel since becoming president. he will visit benjamin netanyahu to discuss a variety of topics inclu
is not affiliated with any political party. in the past, he has attend add dinner with president barack obama. facebook also host add town hall for the president during his first term in office. zuckerberg met christie in 2010 when he donated $100 million to newark public schools so, yes, continuing to arrive here. we believe we may have spotted condoleezza rice. there is a valet service out hear taking care of their cars and, again, we expect 100 guests to arrive here for this fund-raising eat mark zuckerberg's. kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >>> from one governor to another, was his recruiting trip a success? rick perry is heading back home tonight after meeting with california companies in an effort to lure them to the lone star state. the republican says he met with many entrepreneurs and business leaders during this recruiting trip. it included a reception for more than 200 california companies who expressed interest in moving. 20 businesses attended. pe perry calls the call friendly competition. >>> a different kind of early voting proposing legislation would allow california teens t
through a ventilation pipe. >>> on his first trip in his second term president obama hit the road to push for stricter gun laws. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with that story and more in our "world tonight." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater access to mental health care. >>> after 28 years in the senate john kerry has started his new job as secretary of state. he received a warm welcome at the state department and then made a few brief remarks which included a
obama awarded the presidential citizens medal for the families -- to the families of teachers and staff members killed in the december attack. the citizens medal is the second highest honor awarded by the white house behind presidential medal of freedom. >>> the east bay city of oakley is banning the sales of ammunition in residential neighborhoods. it all started when a resident approached the city about opening a home-based business involving guns. the city council considered banning all home gun businesses, but conflicts with federal law prompted lawmakers to abandon that issue. councilmembers compromised by voting 3-2 to ban ammo sales in residential areas. >>> so was facebook hacked? they say an unknown hacking group was able to install software on a number of employee laptops. there's no evidence that any facebook data was compromised but did not say what the hacker did have access to. that attack happened last month when employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised. the affected computers have been cleaned and an investigation is now ongoing. zoom corps uses
will be buzzing tonight. celebrity chef tyler florence, life in the kitchen and cooking for president obama. >>> and then, does it hurt or does it help? the discussion about drugs that parents may not want to have with their kids. >>> and a lake merit makeover, benefiting both people and the wildlife. >>> a rough commute in the south bay, a bus slammed in a a bus leaving one person injured. the car ran a red light and hit the bus. 14 people were on the bus. one passenger hurt and had to be taken to the hospital. the other got on another bus and continued on. the new push to stop the use of styrofoam in san jose and here is why. take a close look. environmental groups say this is evidence san jose needs to ban styrofoam containers. this capture device is designed to filter out garbage from 60 acres of storm water run-off. the environmental groups along with san jose city councilmember gathered today in support of the ban. the city council will vote on the proposed ordinance next tuesday. >>> for the first time, oakland waterways opened to boaters. the signal for a parade of boats to start do
questions for president obama's phenomenon knee for secretary of defense. and many of those questions came from the nominee's own party. >> janelle wang is here with our world tonight. janelle. >> former february nebraska senator chuck hagel hammered today at his senate confirmation hearing. one of the most heated exchanges came from his former friends senator john mccain who grilled hagel on his opposition to the 2007 surge of u.s. forces into iraq. >> deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> hagel said it wasn't a yes or no answer but senator mccain didn't give him a chance to explain. hagel spent a lot of time clarifying pree clarifying previous positions. including supporting the rights of gays in the militaries. if confirmed, he would be the first enlisted man to be as defense secretary. his supporters say that experience makes him uniquely qualified for the job. >>> now to a developing story in mexico. 14
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